Purpose: Applying curriculum mapping within a district or school begins with an understanding of the fundamentals. These include being knowledgeable about the basic concepts, defining a vision for the initiative, and creating a leadership structure to support it. Element 1 outlines these tasks and offers resources for the teacher to gain such an understanding.
Guideline: Launching curriculum mapping within a district and its schools is a major change initiative. A successful execution requires new leadership roles and organizational structures. Such roles and structures should be designed to meet the district's and schools' needs.
This resource offers suggested organizational structures and roles that may be helpful when a district and school implements curriculum mapping. The structures have been extracted from Janet Hale's PowerPoint presentation "Mapping the Curriculum: Curriculum Mapping Intra-Organizations and Actions Plans," slides 7-18.
This document is an example of an organizational approach for curriculum mapping from the Skiatook (Oklahoma) Public Schools.
Purpose: Wiktionary dictionary defines launch as "to set going; to give a start to (something); to put in operation." Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process. The process involves creating maps that drive instruction, reviewing and improving those maps over time, and learning how to master mapping strategies. Element 2 outlines these tasks and offers resources for district and school leaders and teachers to launch curriculum mapping.
Purpose: Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process as teachers review and update the respective maps regularly. The process of updating their maps enables teachers to think about how they can improve and update their instructional approaches. The Element 3 tasks address incorporating assessment results into the mapping process.
Purpose: Curriculum mapping is an ongoing process as teachers review and update the respective maps regularly . The process of updating their maps enables teachers to think about how they can improve and update their instructional approaches. The Element 4 tasks address applying new instructional techniques and integrating technology with curriculum.